Dr Leigh Sperka


School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56822


Dr Leigh Sperka is a Lecturer in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. She graduated with First Class Honours from the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education in 2013 and completed her Doctor of Philosophy in 2018. Her research focuses on the outsourcing of education. This includes investigating decision-making around the practice, how outsourcing impacts curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment, and student perspectives of outsourced lessons.

Research Interests

  • Youth Voice
  • Outsourcing in Education
    Health and Physical Education and Higher Education
  • Social Justice


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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